WG2 Documents as Proof, Documents as Past

WG2 will pay attention to the historical basis for contemporary identity databases and focus explicitly on the documentation itself, from a content, historical and material culture perspectives.

Focus Points

  • Academics and historical data – ethics, access and use, GDPR
  • Material culture of passports, visas, IDs
  • State imposed barriers to accessing ID for asylum and refugee claims
  • Quasi or Dual Citizenship status or extra-legal rights


  • Collation of bibliography for publication on HIDDEN
  • Panel participating in large conference
  • Training school with genealogy companies and GDPR experts on issues of ethical use of personal data
  • Regular WG meetings to coordinate, share research findings and plan further
    activities and workshop hosted at same time
  • Participation in Action conferences
  • STSM
  • Preparation of future funding bid


  • Contribution to online bibliography
  • Contribution to ESSHC or SSN Biennial Conference
  • Educational material on GDPR issues available for Training School participants
  • Report on Annual workshop on theme or method of the group on website
  • Reports on regular WG meetings
  • Publication of 2 scientific articles
  • Report on Training school on website
  • STSM reports
  • Contribution to joint funding application